Norfolk Mill House puts on Burger ‘n Boogie for charity
Lord and Lady Dannatt host Hospice Ethiopia event
An 18th century Norfolk house will host an African charity’s annual fund raiser in June. Lord and Lady Dannatt have generously agreed to throw the doors open at The Mill House, Keswick, on June 15th, for a 60s-inspired Burger ‘n Boogie night, in aid of Hospice Ethiopia. The evening will include a drinks reception, a burger-based meal, a disco in the Mill House’s barn and, weather permitting, guests will be able to enjoy ambling in the grounds leading down to the River Yare.
The event is being organised by Hospice Ethiopia UK, the Norfolk-based charity that raises funds for Ethiopia’s only hospice. “The hospice does wonderful work, not only looking after hundreds of patients but also training medical professionals to bring relief to thousands of desperate people in Ethiopia and beyond,” says Sue Mumford, chair of Hospice Ethiopia UK and a palliative care nurse at Priscilla Bacon Lodge. “It receives no government funding, so events like this are hugely important. All the money we raise goes straight to the charity – every penny helps.”
The 2019 fund raiser will also include a raffle and an auction of promises, with demon Norfolk auctioneer David Robinson wielding the gavel. The auction includes artworks, sculptures, holidays and experiences. “The annual fund raiser always attracts a big crowd of supporters, out to have fun and splash some cash for us – and David is very good at encouraging them!” says Sue.
“We are so grateful to Lord and Lady Dannatt for opening up their home for us,” she adds. “Over the past couple of years we’ve been able to raise tens of thousands of pounds for Hospice Ethiopia, paying for medical staff, medicines and therapies. In large part the funding is thanks to the generosity of Norfolk people, without which Hospice Ethiopia might well have had to close.”
Tickets for the 60’s style Burger ‘n Boogie Night on June 15 2019 cost £35, or £30 for the early bird discount for tickets bought before May1st. The price includes a glass of fizzy on arrival and a two-course meal (vegetarian option available). To buy tickets contact Clare Glenn, Hospice Ethiopia UK, on 01263 734853, or email email@example.com. Alternatively visit www.hospiceethiopia.org.uk, where there’s also information about the work of Hospice Ethiopia.
Sue Mumford, Hospice Ethiopia UK – firstname.lastname@example.org / 01263 768699
Tim Morgan, The Publicity Works – email@example.com / 01263 761000